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Stuck in 2nd gear, automatic trans. it was coded solinoid…

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Stuck in 2nd gear, automatic trans. it was coded for shifting solinoid but was told by a mech. a friend that the shifting solinoid rarely goes out. That it must be the TCM and it's under the carpet. If not the trans. is shot!

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The veh is a 2001 Jetta with 2.0 engine Yes, somewhat mechanicaly inclined. Is there a special way to get at the TCM.

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It was shifting fine one day and the next, it stuck in 2nd?? Can'

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: VW
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VW Mechanic: Jerry, Master Mechanic replied 2 years ago
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Do you know what the code(s) was that is setting?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no, was told shifting solonoid
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I would rather not try and change out the shifting solonoid inside the transmission. I want to try the TCM but I donl't know how to access the unit. I know it is under the carpet on the passenger side of the vehicle but don't want to cut the carpet to access it. There must be another way.
VW Mechanic: Jerry, Master Mechanic replied 2 years ago

I see, thanks. Is it a Jetta GL Sedan with the 2.0?

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VW Mechanic: Jerry, Master Mechanic replied 2 years ago

I don't suggest taking the carpet out just yet though. I don't know of any that the TCM is there.

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